doveadm pw usage

Sam Kuper sampablokuper at
Mon Apr 25 11:55:58 UTC 2022

On Mon, Apr 25, 2022 at 07:30:16PM +1200, Richard Hector wrote:
> The downside of putting the password on the command line is that it
> will (briefly) be visible in the output of 'ps':
> richard   9449  0.0  0.0   5040  3616 pts/4    R+   19:27   0:00
> /usr/bin/doveconf -f service=doveadm -c /etc/dovecot/dovecot.conf -m
> doveadm -e /usr/bin/doveadm pw -p asdf

Can this problem not be solved by using `pw -p "$(some cmd to echo the

E.g. if using Jason Donenfeld's password store application "pass",[1]:

    pw -p "$(pass Email/"



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